September 8 2010 by Bryson Forbes
Why is it when you are on vacation you absolutely have to have breakfast in the morning? When I'm at home I can go without, although there are some mornings when I need to be reminded to eat before darting out the door. I'm interested in hearing whether this happens to any of you.
We started our day--day two of our mini vacation in Niagara Falls (read about day one here)--with a great breakfast at the Best Western Fallsview's Boulevard Bistro. If you're looking for a great family activity, check out the water park in the falls. There are lots of different slides to choose from--for toddlers to thrill seekers--as well as hot tubs, a wave pool and an outdoor section if you want to catch some sun. Since the weather was overcast and rainy, this was a fantastic option for the day and our kids absolutely loved it.
We stayed most of the day and walked around the Clifton Hill area on the way back to the hotel. If you've never been here, it's hard to really describe it in words. The street is like a permanent carnival filled with wax museums, haunted houses and arcades. It took us 45 minutes to walk just four blocks! The street was packed and our kids had a great time.
After a quick cat nap, we decided to go to the Rainforest Café for dinner. Another hit for the kids--the place is literally a jungle with animals big and small around every corner.
As bedtime approached, my feet were sore but it was a great family day. My wife and I agreed that one of the best things about the mini-vacation concept is the dedicated family time that comes without any distractions. If we'd have stayed at home, we would have found plenty of chores to do. Instead, we spent a great couple of days and nights together.
If you've got a hankering for a quick last-minute trip yourself, check out the great end-of-summer promotion at the Best Western Fallsview called Summer's Last Blast which plays off the casino and the lucky number seven: rooms at $77, breakfast and parking at $7 each, too!